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1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Writers: Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick | Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 141,328

2. Flight of the Conchords (2007–2009)

28 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.7
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Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.

Creators: James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 36,119

3. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.7
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Improvisational comedy game show in which four players act out various comic games and sketches.

Creators: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson | Stars: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Votes: 23,679

4. The Mighty Boosh (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 14,381

5. Little Britain (2003–2006)

29 min | Comedy

7.7
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 14,998

6. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

29 min | Comedy

8.6
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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Votes: 10,172

7. The League of Gentlemen (1999–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Horror

8.6
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An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Jeremy Dyson

Votes: 4,839

8. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Creator: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 928

9. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981– )

152 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.0
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An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 7,669

10. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

36 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.3
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »

Creators: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson | Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 3,448

11. That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–2010)

Comedy

8.0
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A comedy sketch show featuring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, James Bachman, Mark Evans

Votes: 5,314

12. Have I Got News for You (1990– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.1
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 2,863

13. Little Britain USA (2008– )

Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Brett Gentile

Votes: 4,236

14. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 5,154

15. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 658

16. The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave.

Writers: Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Director: Steve Bendelack | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Sheen

Votes: 3,990

17. Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994–1995)

45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber, Steve Brown

Votes: 2,699

18. Jam (2000– )

24 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

8.6
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A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Amelia Bullmore, David Cann, Julia Davis

Votes: 1,277

19. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 508

20. The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bendix, Marjorie Reynolds, Wesley Morgan, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 198

21. You Bet Your Life (1950–1961)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Groucho Marx hosts a quiz show which features a series of competitive questions and a great deal of humourous conversation.

Stars: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman, Melinda Marx, Tuulikki Woods

Votes: 363

22. 15 Storeys High (2002– )

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The lives of two men sharing a flat in South London.

Stars: Sean Lock, Benedict Wong, Dan Mersh, Perry Benson

Votes: 994

23. Goodness Gracious Me (1998–2014)

45 min | Comedy

8.4
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A British sketch comedy that explores the integration of Indian and British cultures through a series of satires,musicals and skits.

Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia

Votes: 715

24. People Like Us (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Chris Langham, Mark Hadfield, Mike Hayley, Ewan Bailey

Votes: 283

25. The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.5
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The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a ... See full summary »

Stars: Champion, Barry Curtis, Jim Bannon, Blaze

Votes: 61

26. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Richard Diamond is a suave private eye who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, where he tools around in a convertible with a car ... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, Roxane Brooks, Russ Conway, Regis Toomey

Votes: 130

27. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Janis Paige

Votes: 114

28. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 301

29. You Are There (1953–1957)

30 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, E.G. Marshall, Todd Hunter

Votes: 91

30. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.4
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A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

Creators: Gord Holtam, Rick Olsen, Don Ferguson, Roger Abbott, Luba Goy, John Morgan | Stars: Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, Craig Lauzon

Votes: 517

31. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 70

32. My Friend Irma (1949)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane.

Writers: Cy Howard, Parke Levy | Director: George Marshall | Stars: John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Marie Wilson

Votes: 599

33. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952– )

30 min | Comedy, Mystery

8.0
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Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do.

Stars: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales, Lowell Gilmore

Votes: 98

34. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 108

35. The Whistler (1944)

Approved | 59 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A depressed man hires an assassin to kill him when he least expects it, but when his life takes an upward turn, he finds he now wishes to live.

Writers: Eric Taylor, J. Donald Wilson | Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 508

36. The Mo'Nique Show (2009– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

5.4
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Stars: Mo'Nique, Rodney Perry, Tamala Jones, Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Votes: 98

37. Dead Ringers (2002–2007)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Celebrities and politicians are lampooned by a talented team of impressionists in this comedy sketch show.

Stars: Kevin Connelly, Phil Cornwell, Jon Culshaw, Mark Perry

Votes: 339

38. The Fat Man (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A dentist's murder is investigated by hefty sleuth Brad Runyan.

Writers: Harry Essex, Leonard Lee | Director: William Castle | Stars: J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson, Clinton Sundberg

Votes: 155

39. Inner Sanctum (1948)

62 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A man fleeing the police after having committed a murder hides out in a boarding house in a small town.

Writer: Jerome T. Gollard | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes, Dale Belding, Billy House

Votes: 388

40. Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979)

R | 89 min | Comedy

7.2
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Russell Mulcahy (of "Highlander" fame) films British comedy luminaries Peter Cook and Dudley Moore recording their last comedy album featuring two of their most beloved characters, lavatory... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Richard Branson, Nicola Austin

Votes: 307

41. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Prunella Scales, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 74

42. The Life of Riley (1949)

90 min | Comedy

6.9
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A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Groucho Marx | Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp, James Gleason, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 110

43. World of Pub (2001– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Barry and Garry run a pub in the West End of London. Each week their friend, certified cockney geezer Dodgy Phil, comes up with scheme to attract more punters. For example, turning the pub ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Cornwell, Peter Serafinowicz, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall

Votes: 48

44. Duffy's Tavern (1945)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Writers: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Ed Gardner, Matt Brooks, Abe Burrows, Eddie Davis, Barney Dean, Bob Schiller, George White | Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Paulette Goddard

Votes: 88

45. Chandu the Magician (1932)

Unrated | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Writers: Barry Conners, Philip Klein, Harry A. Earnshaw, Vera M. Oldham, R.R. Morgan | Directors: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 531

46. Voice of the Whistler (1945)

Approved | 60 min | Drama

6.3
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The 4th film of the Columbia series based on the CBS radio program, "The Whistler", finds wealthy John Sinclair, with no health or friends, being advised by his doctor to take a long ... See full summary »

Writers: Wilfred H. Petitt, William Castle, Allan Radar | Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Lynn Merrick, Rhys Williams, James Cardwell

Votes: 257

47. The Goldbergs (1950)

83 min | Comedy

6.7
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The warm, human story of famous Bronx radio & TV family the Goldbergs, and their everyday problems.

Writers: Gertrude Berg, N. Richard Nash | Director: Walter Hart | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Philip Loeb, Eli Mintz, Eduard Franz

Votes: 53

48. Night Editor (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

6.8
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"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the 'inside story' of some bit newspaper story, and later became a television series... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Littleton, Harold Jacob Smith, Hal Burdick | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: William Gargan, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Coulter Irwin

Votes: 337

49. Man in Black (1949)

80 min | Thriller, Horror

5.8
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A yogi seemingly dies while simulating death and his evil second wife, and her daughter, try to force his daughter into insanity for control of his estate.

Writers: John Dickson Carr, John Gilling, Francis Searle | Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Betty Ann Davies, Sheila Burrell, Sidney James, Anthony Forwood

Votes: 121

50. The Johnny Carson Show (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Comedy routines, featuring Johnny Carson and guests, and singing were the theme of this program.

Stars: Johnny Carson, James Arness, Dimitri Tiomkin, Jack Albertson

Votes: 65